Luciad Develops Practical Application of FAA Data Broker Concept for OGC Testbed 11

Luciad Develops Practical Application of FAA Data Broker Concept for OGC Testbed 11

Luciad is a contributing developer in the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Testbed 11 interoperability initiative. As in previous OGC Testbed initiatives, Luciad focuses on using and advancing OGC standards to improve aviation and mobile use cases.

Luciad developers are working to implement the data broker concept, which the United States Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) proposed to enable users to set up a chain of Web Feature Service (WFS) data sources.

The data broker concept has the potential to optimize the flow of WFS data in many scenarios. One particular use is the setup and sharing of WFS data sources at a national level, from where data is further centralized at regional levels and made accessible to end-user systems.

“We're very enthusiastic to work on this new subject,” said Luciad Chief Technology Officer Frank Suykens.

“The concept of a data broker fits perfectly with Luciad's OGC web services. Our flexible back-end API allows users to easily connect to any type of storage component, including a file system, a database, a cloud storage component, or even other OGC web services. Luciad’s ability to connect to a number of different data sources enables easy setup of cascading OGC web services.”

The team will deliver an OGC engineering report on the overall solution at the OGC Technical Committee meeting held June 1-5, 2015, at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) in Boulder, Colorado.

About Luciad

Luciad is the worldwide expert in geospatial software components for real-time situational awareness. Its software components are known for their flexibility, high performance and accuracy and play an invaluable role in the aviation, defense, maritime, safety and transport industries. By connecting directly to data sources, Luciad software not only analyzes and visualizes what is happening now, but also helps predict what will happen next – allowing users to act quickly and safely. “Connect, visualize, analyze, act” is both our method and our motto.

About the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international industry consortium of 512 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface standards. OGC® Standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services and mainstream IT. The standards empower technology developers to make complex spatial information and services accessible and useful with all kinds of applications.